Developing world

Decentralized electricity; space-based Internet, modern infrastructure; how will existing solutions allow the developing world to leapfrog over the West? This page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the developing world.

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https://qz.com/work/1703088/us-projects-number-of-workers-over-75-will-double-in-next-decade/
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The US workforce is likely to see a tsunami of elderly workers.
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http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a23438/ai-traffic-lights-pittsburgh/
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Pittsburgh is installing traffic lights controlled by artificial intelligence, and they could be coming to your city soon.
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https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/china-s-trillion-dollar-project-changing-the-world-20180618-p4zm4k.html
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It is the biggest and most expensive infrastructure project the world has ever seen. But is this a benign economic plan or the rise of a new empire?
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https://www.devex.com/news/transit-oriented-development-the-future-of-city-planning-83280
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As the world population continues to rise and more people move to cities, sustainable urban planning will increasingly become a priority in international development programs. That will require a new type of partnership focused on transit.
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http://99percentinvisible.org/article/machines-living-technology-shaped-century-interior-design
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In today’s hyper-connected world, we are more interested in interior design than ever before. Websites like Houzz and Pinterest allow us to amass digital collages of decorating ideas. Television networks such as HGTV and DIY transform the otherwise rather mundane activity of redecorating our living spaces into prime time TV. However, most people would be
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https://www.govtech.com/analytics/Is-3-D-Visualization-Software-the-Future-of-Urban-Planning.html
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Research from Carnegie Mellon University, together with the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, uses virtual reality and 3-D technology to help urban designers and other stakeholders better plan cities. 
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http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/17/superblocks-rescue-barcelona-spain-plan-give-streets-back-residents
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The Catalan capital’s radical new strategy will restrict traffic to a number of big roads, drastically reducing pollution and turning secondary streets into ‘citizen spaces’ for culture, leisure and the community
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http://blog.dilbert.com/post/111291429791/the-best-lifestyle-might-be-the-cheapest-too
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http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/18/6-self-contained-skyscraper-super-cities/
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By Cat DiStasioToday's architects are imagining the cities of the future as building styles fall in and out of fashion and construction materials evolve. As urban centers get more crowded and polluted, a number of forward-thinking designers are responding with concepts for self-contained super cities that reach up instead of out -- sometimes up to 2.5 miles high. The resulting designs incorporate
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/08/china-is-cheating-at-a-rigged-game/
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The trade war is a sign of a global system gone badly wrong.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-13/why-america-s-new-apartment-buildings-all-look-the-same
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https://youtu.be/XEebyt6G5kM
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https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/fema-buy-millions-homes-due-climate-crisis-191009183328285.html
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Low-income and rural US areas have received fewer buyouts than expected under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
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https://www.curbed.com/2019/1/23/18192963/nesterly-home-share-program-elderly-university-students
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Home-share programs match senior citizens with college students
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http://weburbanist.com/2016/07/05/cities-of-bone-organic-future-skyscrapers-free-of-concrete-steel/
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https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/07/can-cities-shape-the-automated-future/565322/
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https://www.wired.com/story/the-space-junk-problem-is-about-to-get-a-whole-lot-gnarlier/
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Thousands and thousands of satellites are set to launch before 2025. Things just got real in low Earth orbit.
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https://metro.co.uk/2016/01/16/robots-are-taking-over-and-theyll-do-all-your-hoovering-5627166/
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Ian is an Atlas robot that vacuums, sweeps and takes out the rubbish - he was created by Boston Dynamics which were recently bought by Google.
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gxy9/the-broken-algorithm-that-poisoned-american-transportation-v27n3
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For the last 70 years, American transportation planners have been using the same model to decide what to build. There’s just one problem: it’s often wrong.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWjGGvY65jk
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Berlin is becoming a "Sponge City" designed to tackle two issues - heat and flooding - by imitating nature. Video by Gloria Kurnik https://www.bloomberg.com/...
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http://weburbanist.com/2017/05/02/future-proof-parking-garages-autonomous-vehicles-drive-reusable-designs/
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